Self-Hypnosis Relapse Prevention Training with Chronic Drug/Alcohol Users: Effects on Self-Esteem, Affect, and Relapse

@article{Pekala2004SelfHypnosisRP,
  title={Self-Hypnosis Relapse Prevention Training with Chronic Drug/Alcohol Users: Effects on Self-Esteem, Affect, and Relapse},
  author={Ronald J. Pekala and Ronald L Maurer and V K Kumar and Nancy C. Elliott and Ellsworth Masten and Edward H. Moon and Margaretta M. Salinger},
  journal={American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis},
  year={2004},
  volume={46},
  pages={281 - 297}
}
Abstract This study evaluated the effectiveness of a self-hypnosis protocol with chronic drug and alcohol patients in increasing self-esteem, improving affect, and preventing relapse against a control, a transtheoretical cognitive-behavioral (TCB), and a stress management (attention-placebo) group. Participants were 261 veterans admitted to Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs (SARRTPs). Participants were assessed pre- and postintervention, and at 7-week follow-up… 

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